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    can apparently only identify

    Please explain clearly this sentence:

    It was the idea which postmodernism has come so much to take for granted that it can apparently only identify it by its blindspots.


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    Re: can apparently only identify

    No comment?

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    Re: can apparently only identify

    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    Please explain clearly this sentence:

    It was the idea which postmodernism has come so much to take for granted that it can apparently only identify it by its blindspots.

    Hi

    The sentence you have written refers to one of the several characteristics of postmodernism trend which sees images distorted. Distinction between reality and imaginary is blurred or illusory. The borderline between reality and imaginary is wiped out; hence, hyperreality.

    blindspots---seeing more than your eye does.


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    Re: can apparently only identify

    blindspots > • noun 1 Anatomy the point of entry of the optic nerve on the retina, insensitive to light. 2 an area where a person’s view is obstructed. 3 an area in which a person lacks understanding or impartiality. 4 a point within the normal range of a transmitter where there is unusually weak reception

    In this sentence, it is meaning 3 which is being used.

    What is the idea to which this sentence refers?

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    Re: can apparently only identify

    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    Please explain clearly this sentence:

    It was the idea which postmodernism has come so much to take for granted that it can apparently only identify it by its blindspots.
    With all those its, I'm not sure that the writer knows what he or she is talking about!

    We need more context to know what the third it is, as Anglika asks. She has explained blindspot; apparently there is a sentence modifier (in this case, a clause modifier) suggesting that the observation in the subordinate clause ('it can only identify it by its blindspots') is subjective or superficial or alleged - it may not be true.

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    Re: can apparently only identify

    It was the idea which postmodernism has come so much to take for granted that it can apparently only identify it by its blindspots.
    This is the way I see it. There are many ways to prove something right but it needs only one to prove it wrong.This idea has been taken so much forgranted that we come to think of it only when it doesn't work.
    I might be wrong of course.

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